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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I would definitely entertain the idea of bringing Fisher in if he gets fired in Tennessee. Aww man, if only! I admittedly have my doubts if we could land Fisher, but that might help light the fire back under me ...

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Old 11-10-2004, 09:29 PM   #11
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Rumor: Saban to replace Haslett???

I would definitely entertain the idea of bringing Fisher in if he gets fired in Tennessee.
Aww man, if only! I admittedly have my doubts if we could land Fisher, but that might help light the fire back under me, at least. The Saints players might be another story...

But, what the heck, while we\'re spinning the Wheel of Uncertain Fortune, how \'bout I throw another name out there? I\'m not necessarily endorsing this guy, but for discussion\'s sake:

Tommy Tuberville (ex-Ole Miss, present Auburn head coach) - I don\'t know how much of the story made the national media, but locally (I live in Birmingham) the papers & talk radio last year were choking with stories about what the Auburn administration did to this guy (actions that later resulted in the college president\'s dismissal). Seems that before season\'s end, the administration flew a private plane to Louisville to interview a former Tuberville assistant, Bob Petrino , with the intent of the Louisville head coach taking Tubby\'s job. Trouble is, some folks found out and the story leaked to the local media (many of you may be familiar with one Paul Finebaum). The situation got really ugly, as Tuberville had no idea of the administration\'s covert activities. One year later, Tuberville\'s Auburn Tigers are ranked #3 in the nation, and if there were any justice regarding the BCS, they\'d be ahead of #2 Oklahoma after last week.

Point is, recent interviews with Tuberville seem to indicate that he\'s never really gotten over the betrayal. Sure, he gives all the half-hearted \"I\'m really happy here\" soundbites when provoked, but the words sound as hollow as Jim Haslett\'s skull. Local talk has already started the rumor regarding the Miami job, but most of us figure who that one\'s going to.

As for credentials, there\'s the #3 ranking. His team\'s defense sent Dontarrius Thomas and Karlos Dansby to the NFL as pretty respectable draft picks this year. His team sports two of the SEC\'s premier RB\'s in Carnell Williams & Ronnie Brown. And new offensive coordinator Al Borges (who I\'m sure Tuberville would like to keep around) has helped make QB Jason Campbell look like an All-American one year after being regarded as one of the biggest jokes in the SEC.

All that being said, I\'m still not necessarily endorsing this guy (heck, I\'m a Crimson Tide fan!), but if we\'re gonna discuss hungry college coaches for the hopefully soon-to-be-vacant head coaching job in New Orleans, I think Tuberville may warrant a look. He\'s obviously got incentive to move on to bigger and better things after the way his present employer has treated him...

What do you guys think?
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